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Taufik Halay vs Darwin Laylo
"Laylo, You've Got Me on My Knees. " (game of the day Jun-19-2008)
36th Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 8, Oct-23
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation. Advance System (D15)  ·  0-1


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  Phony Benoni: Not a bad pun, but I would have preferred "Taufik Jam".

Nonetheless, a very nice game.

Jun-19-08  NewLine: How about <19.f4>
Isn't it the correct respond?
Jun-19-08  grasser: 19.f4 Nxd3
20.Qxd3 Bf5 and Black is a pawn ahead.

19.Bxe5 Rxe5
20.gxh3 Rg5+
21.Kh1 Qd7
22.f4 Qxh3+
23.Qh2 Rh5
24.Qxh3 Rxh3+
25.Kg2 Rxe3 leaves Black with 3 pawns for the piece.

Jun-19-08  abstraction: <Phony Benoni: Not a bad pun, but I would have preferred ...> How about this one -- very obscure, I wonder if anyone will get it: "Taufik never made it to Darwin"
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  WannaBe: Another one of the 'Worst Pun Ever' nomination of Caissar...
Jun-19-08  natrix75: how about Darwins?
Jun-19-08  Chameleon88: My favourite variation,hehe
Jun-19-08  mezzieh: Of course 'Darwin's Theory' was an alternative pun as well as 'Darwin lies blow'.

When Knight goes from c3 to a4 it must be a combination on enemy Kingside. And when the second Knight goes off the board there must be a Bishop sac in prospect. This time a deadlock in center gave White nothing...

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  hedgeh0g: Sometimes it's better to Laylo if you're going for Darwin.

har har

Jun-19-08  bjessee: "Laylo, Darwin won't you ease my worried mind"

Much like everything else, this game would have been better with a Duane Allman solo.

Jun-19-08  AAAAron: I'm back, yeeeeaaaaaahhhh!!!!
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  kevin86: White is threatened with mate and the loss of the queen. He has no defense.

BTW,did Mr. Laylo's chess abilities come by intelligent design or did they just evolve? lol

How about:"The feds are coming,so it's time to LAYLO"?

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  Phony Benoni: <kevin86> Forget it. <bjessee> wins hands down. Give him the Darwin Award.
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  kevin86: <Phony Benoni> Are you trying to tell me to "fuhgettaboutit"? lol
Jun-19-08  zb2cr: White is facing the threat of ... Qh4#.
28. Qf2 opens him up to 28. ... Rxf5#.
28. Rh1, Rxf5+; 29. Qxf5 (forced), Qxf5+; 30. Kg3 leaves Black with a Q+2P vs. R+N for a long-term winning advantage.
Jun-19-08  inthestepsofTal: 27.Ke5!? with the idea Rxf5+ Kd6-c7-b6 is nicely refuted by 27...Re8+!! 28.Kxf6 Qh4 mate
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  whiteshark: <grasser>'s line

<19.Bxe5 Rxe5 20.gxh3 Rg5+ 21.Kh1 Qd7 22.f4 Qxh3+ 23.Qh2 Rh5 24.Qxh3 Rxh3+ 25.Kg2 Rxe3 <leaves Black with 3 pawns for the piece>> looks drawish after <25.Kg2>

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with most likely <25...Rxe3 26.Rad1 Rbe8 27.Na4>

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  Jimfromprovidence: I like 18 f4. It forces the knight to exchange with the white bishop or retreat and opens up the game for both sides.

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  patzer2: Black's demolition of pawn structure with 18...Bxh3! gives him excellent winning chances, especially if White misses the only equalizing line with 19. Bxe5 given by <grasser> and <whiteshark> above.

If Black is worried about White finding the 19. Bxe5 = line, then he could always try 18...Qe7 with the idea of bringing the Queen to h4 for an attack on White's King position.

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